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Ascend Learning Career Certifications Preparing students for in-demand, high-growth careers.


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Ascend Learning CTE offers certifications that will give your students credentials for high demand jobs in America’s fast growing industries. These hightouch, high-skill careers include people who draw blood for lab work, medical assistants, and personal trainers—just to name a few. More employers are demanding that their workers hold a certification in their field, so our certifications provide real value to all students.

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ABOUT OUR CERTIFICATIONS

Through Ascend Learning’s National Healthcareer Association (NHA), students can explore certification opportunities in eight areas of allied health. As one of the leading allied health certification providers in the country, the National Healthcareer Association has demonstrated its commitment to preparing students for success in the workplace. NHA conducts job task analyses and works with industry and education stakeholders to ensure that its certification examinations are of the highest quality and relevance to today’s competitive workforce environment. We also offer an industry-leading certification for personal training professionals through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). A division of Ascend Learning, NASM is the global leader in creating evidence-based certifications for health and fitness professionals. We provide education programs for entrylevel professionals for sports performance, nutrition, and more.

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Stacked credentials lead to better classroom & career outcomes. Certification in multiple areas of expertise will help your students achieve higher levels of proficiency. By offering stacked credentials, students have the opportunity to cross-train in multiple specialities and gain a competitive edge in the market place. THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENT: Individuals preparing for the clinical medical assistant credential (CCMA) may also train to become a certified phlebotomist (CPT) and/or an EKG technician (CET). These students will bring a full complement of skills to doctors’ offices and other clinical settings. THE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE STUDENT: Individuals working toward the medical administrative assisting credential may also add a credential in billing and coding and/or an electronic health records. These students will have a versatile skill set to deploy in a medical office or other healthcare administration setting.

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Stacked certifications create more versatile and valuable employees for the future.

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THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENT

CCMA

CPT

CET

Individuals preparing for the clinical medical assistant credential (CCMA) may also train to become a certified phlebotomist (CPT) and/or an EKG Technician (CET).

THE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE STUDENT

CMAA

CBCS

CEHRS

Individuals working toward the medical administrative assistant credential (CMAA) may also study toward a credentialing exam in billing and coding (CBCS) and/or an electronic health records (CEHRS).


ASCEND LEARNING HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM OF STUDY

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MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (CMAA) Also known as Medical Office Assistants, these individuals perform administrative tasks to keep physicians’ offices and clinics running efficiently. This includes operating the computer systems, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, maintaining files and coordinating the collection of operating reports for management.

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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST (CEHRSTM)

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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (CPCT/CPCA/CNT)

These specialists will audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, perform basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement and collect patient demographic and insurance information.

Also known as Nurse Technicians, these practitioners assist nurses and doctors providing direct patient care. This will include basic patientcare, such as bathing, feeding and ambulating patients. They will also obtain EKG readings, perform phlebotomy procedures and safety checks. 4

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CCMA) These multi-skilled practitioners are competent in both clinical and administrative procedures. They perform many duties, including interviewing patients, measuring vital signs, administering injections and other venipuncture techniques.

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BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST (CBCS) These individuals convert medical procedures, diagnoses and symptoms into specific codes for submitting a claim for reimbursement. They will locate documentation in the patient record to support the coding and billing process, submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies, and coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement.

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EKG TECHNICIAN (CET) These professionals operate technology that records the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. EKG Technicians will set up and administer EKGs and stress tests, prepare patients for ambulatory monitoring and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis.

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PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN (CPT) Phlebotomists draw blood from patients in hospitals, blood centers and clinics for analysis and testing. They perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose tests.

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (ExCPT) These technicians perform work delegated by licensed pharmacists in accordance with state rules and regulations, including measuring and compounding medications, maintaining patient profiles and preparing insurance claim forms.

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CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER (CPT) These individuals prove that they can master the Optimum Performance Training model and design effective and individualized exercise programs for clients and help them achieve their health, fitness, and performance goals.


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MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (CMAA)

Medical Administrative Assistant Prep Package

Prepare for your NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam with engaging online study guide and online practice test resources. The study guide and online practice test combination provides candidates with remediation with Focused Review速 that takes candidates back to areas that need attention, aiding in exam preparation. Modules: - Introduction - Office Procedures - Financial Procedures

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- Risk Management - Case Studies - Summary


Online Study Guide Includes: - Instructional lesson content. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 19 chapter drill questions and 20 case study drill questions. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - Three case study videos and summary video for real-life application of skills

Medical Administrative Assistant Online Practice Test: This 100-item test contains rationales and offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of CMAA principles. The test is linked to Focused ReviewÂŽ online remediation, which provides candidates with personalized direction on areas they still need to master based on assessment results.

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test works in conjunction with the CMAA study guide. - Assessment contains rationales for correct and incorrect answers.

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST (CEHRS)

Electronic Health Records Specialist Prep Package

Prepare for your NHA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist exam with an engaging online study guide and practice test. The online study guide and practice test combination provides candidates with remediation and Focused Review速 that takes candidates back to areas that need attention, aiding in exam preparation.

Modules: - Introduction - Software Applications and Equipment - Insurance and Billing - Charting

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- Regulatory Compliance - Reporting - Case Studies - Summary


This engaging online study guide includes: - Instructional lesson content written specifically to align with the actual certification exam. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 50 chapter drill questions and 15 case study drill questions. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - Three case study videos and summary video for real-life application of skills.

Electronic Health Records Specialist Online Practice Test: This 100-item test contains rationales and offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of CEHRS principles. The test is linked to Focused Review ÂŽ online remediation, which provides candidates with personalized direction on areas they still need to master based on assessment results.

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test is aligned to the NHA exam blueprint and works in conjunction with the CEHRS study guide. - Assessment contains rationales for correct and incorrect answers. - Online assessments may be accessed five times with each purchase.

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (CPCT)

Patient Care Technician Prep Package

Prepare for your NHA Certified Patient Care Technician exam with an engaging online study guide and online practice test. The study guide and online practice test combination provides candidates with remediation with Focused Review速 that takes candidates back to areas that need attention, aiding in exam preparation. Modules: - Introduction - Patient Care - Safety - Professional Responsibilities - Infection Control

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- Phlebotomy - EKG Monitoring - Case Studies - Summary


This engaging online study guide includes: - Instructional lesson content written specifically to align with the actual certification exam. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 40 chapter drill questions and 17 case study drill questions. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - Three case study videos and summary video for real-life application of skills.

Patient Care Technician Online Practice Test: This 100-item practice test offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of Patient Care Technician principles. The test is linked to Focused ReviewÂŽ online remediation, which provides candidates with personalized direction on areas they still need to master based on assessment results.

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test is aligned to the NHA exam blueprint and works in conjunction with the CPCT study guide. - Assessment contains rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers. - Online assessments may be accessed five times with each purchase.

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CCMA)

Clinical Medical Assistant Prep Package

This one-of-a-kind online study guide provides a comprehensive review of core principles associated with medical assisting responsibilities, is ideal for preparing candidates for their NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam and is aligned to the NHA CCMA exam blueprint.

Modules: - Introduction - Patient Care - Communication - Office Administration - Medical Law and Ethics

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- Phlebotomy - EKG Monitoring - Case Studies - Summary


This engaging online study guide includes: - Instructional lesson content written specifically to align with the actual certification exam. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 60 chapter drill questions and 17 case study drill questions. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - Three case study videos and summary video for real-life application of skills.

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test is aligned to the NHA exam blueprint and works in conjunction with the CCMA study guide. - Assessment contains rationales for correct and incorrect answers.

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST (CBCS)

Billing and Coding Specialist Prep Package

Prepare for your NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam with an engaging online study guide tutorial and online practice test. The combined study guide tutorial and the online practice test provide remediation with Focused Review速 that takes students back to areas that need attention.

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Tutorial includes: - Instructional lesson content - Audio narration for each page - Review questions—34 practice drill questions and 19 case study questions - Introduction video, three case study videos and a summary video

Online Practice Test: Receive immediate feedback from this 100 item online practice test. The practice test contains rationales and offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of billing and coding principles. The test is linked to Focused ReviewÂŽ online remediation to focus your preparation.

Assessed concepts include: - Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology - Coding - Insurance Principles - Claims Processing/Compliance - Ethics

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test is aligned to the NHA exam blueprint and works in conjunction with the CBCS study guide tutorial. - Online assessments may be accessed five times with each purchase.

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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EKG TECHNICIAN (CET)

EKG Technician Prep Package

Prepare for your NHA Certified EKG Technician exam with an engaging online study guide and online practice test resources. The study guide and online practice test combination provides candidates with remediation with Focused Review速 that takes candidates back to areas that need attention, aiding in exam preparation. Modules: - Introduction - The Heart: Anatomy and Physiology - EKG Monitoring - Patient Care - Case Studies - Summary

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This engaging online study guide includes: - Instructional lesson content written specifically to align with the actual certification exam. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 20 drill questions and 20 case study drill questions. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - Two case study videos and summary video for real-life application of skills.

EKG Technician Online Practice Test: This 100-item practice test offers an assessment of basic comprehension and mastery of EKG principles. The test is linked to Focused Review ÂŽ online remediation, which provides candidates with personalized direction on areas they still need to master based on assessment results.

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test is aligned to the NHA exam blueprint and works in conjunction with the CET study guide. - Assessment contains rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers. - Online assessments may be accessed five times with each purchase.

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN (CPhT)

Phlebotomy Technician Prep Package

Prepare for your NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam with an engaging online study guide and online practice test resources. The study guide and online practice test combination provides candidates and employees with remediation with Focused Review速 that takes them back to areas that need attention, aiding in exam preparation.

Modules: - Introduction - Anatomy and Physiology - Patient Care - Procedures - Case Studies - Summary

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This engaging online study guide includes: - Instructional lesson content. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 27 drill questions and 22 case study drill questions. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - Three case study videos and summary video for real-life application of skills.

Online Practice Test: This 100 item practice test is designed to prepare candidates for the NHA CPT exam, providing immediate feedback on basic comprehension and mastery of CPT principles. The test is linked to Focused Review ÂŽ online remediation, which provides candidates with personalized direction on areas they still need to master based on assessment results.

Assessed concepts include: - Patient Preparation - Collection Techniques: Primary Collection - Collection Techniques: Special Collections - Processing - Safety and Compliance Considerations

Practice Test Details: - Online practice assessments can be accessed from any Internet connection, offering you the flexibility to test yourself anytime. - Practice test works in conjunction with the CPT study guide. - Assessment contains rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers. - Online assessments may be accessed five times with each purchase. Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (ExCPT)

Pharmacy Technician Prep Package

This unique online preparation package engages students and provides real-time tracking by educators. Aligned to the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) blueprint, the package includes a comprehensive set of pharmacy technician training and preparation products, and features remediation technology that focuses student attention on their weaknesses, to help students improve performance. Modules: - Training workbook & study manual featuring self- assessment questions and practical exercises - Flash cards to drill key terms, drug names, and specific pharmaceutical compounds LEARN MORE 26

- Dosage Calculation and Safe Medication Administration Ratio and Proportions Dimensional Analysis Desired Over-Have Method

- Practice test for math calculations


This engaging online study guide includes: - Instructional content specifically aligned with the actual certification exam. - Practice drills covering all basic and necessary job skills. - Review questions – 16 drill questions to reinforce a student’s understanding. - Audio narration for each page and video, because each individual learns differently. We support the visual content with audio for better comprehension. - 15 case study videos – five case study videos per chapter – for real-life application of skills.

Online Practice Test: This companion piece includes self-assessment questions and practical exercises. It is a great resource for self-study or group review prior to the ExCPT Exam. Study Guide Modules: - Regulations and Pharmacy Duties Overview of technician duties and generational information Controlled substances Other laws and regulations

- Drugs & Drug Therapy Most frequently prescribed medications Drug classifications

- Dispensing Process Prescription information Preparing and dispensing prescriptions Calculations Sterile products, unit does and repackaging

Please Note: The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NHA exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


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CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER (CPT)

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) NASM is the global leader in creating evidence-based certifications for health and fitness professionals. We provide education programs for entry-level and advanced professionals in the areas of fitness, sports performance, nutrition and more. Our Certified Personal Trainer certification is recognized by national employers as the most rigorous and prestigious in the fitness industry. After obtaining their certification, students can specialize with additional credentials, such as Corrective Exercise Specialist and Sports Performance Specialist.

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Students will be well-prepared for their NASM certification exam when they use the CPT Assist: eTeach prep materials. We guide students through the educational process by breaking down complex concepts into easy-to-understand lessons, to help ensure success. Students who take CPT Assist: eTeach have a 95% certification passing rate. CPT Assist: eTeach features: - 9-week “virtual fitness classroom” taugh NASM’s Student Success Team, delivered via Moodle LMS - Online Flashcards drilling critical subject matter Basic Science/Assessment Nutrition/Professional Development Exercise Technique Program Design Bundle

- Two 100-question practice exams - NASM Personal Trainer Mobile App to study on-the-go Available via iTunes and Android Marketplace.

Please Note: The purchase of NASM certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for an NASM exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on an examination.


Ascend Learning Allied Health Certifications To learn more about Ascend Learning’s Career and Technical Education offerings and how we can help prepare your students for college and careers, please contact Ned Sheerin, Vice President of Business Development, at ned.sheerin@ascendlearning.com, or call 339-234-4065.

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